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Guardians of oil and gas giveaway to be questioned in public

At last, the people most culpable for maintaining Ireland’s giveaway licensing terms for oil and gas are being made to explain themselves in public. At 3pm today (Tuesday, September 27th), senior officials from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural … Continue reading

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Ireland’s share of revenue from its gas fields could be as low as 7%, report shows

The tax write-offs under Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas are so generous, oil companies could end up paying the exchequer as little as 7% of the revenue from Irish gas fields. This shocking figure is extrapolated from information … Continue reading

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Oil companies plan to export directly from Irish oil fields

Oil might never come ashore here: no security of supply, no jobs, no investment Currently the stock defence offered for Ireland’s excessively generous licensing terms for oil and gas is that they encourage exploration, which in turn will create jobs, … Continue reading

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How the West was divided

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West: The Corrib Gas Controversy’ Lorna Siggins Transworld Ireland £14.99 [ First published in the Irish Examiner on January 15th, 2011 – in a slightly shorter, edited version ] by William Hederman … Continue reading

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ARCHIVE: Prominent Shell to Sea activist to oversee Corrib project

[ This article was first published on Indymedia Ireland on June 16th, 2007 ] June 16th, 2007: Following several years of campaigning with the Shell to Sea campaign, Green Party TD Eamonn Ryan has been appointed to the ministry with … Continue reading

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Shell meets its match in the Rossport Five

[ This article was first published in The Guardian on Friday, July 29th, 2005 ] by William Hederman The residents of the tiny village of Rossport, in the north-west corner of County Mayo on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, have been up … Continue reading

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‘A rape of our natural resources’

[ This article was first published in Village Magazine on Friday, July 1st, 2005. It appeared beside this article: Sitting on a time-bomb ] By William Hederman In the long-running dispute over Shell’s high-pressure gas pipeline in North Mayo, which … Continue reading

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‘Sitting on a time-bomb’

[ This article was first published in Village Magazine on Friday, July 1st, 2005 ] Fears about the high pressure of gas in Shell’s disputed North Mayo pipeline were behind the willingness of five local men to go to jail. … Continue reading

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